Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to Meet May 4


birds in flight along Louisiana coastline

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 4, 2023, at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.


1.      Call to Order

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

3.      Roll Call

4.      Adoption of April 6, 2023 Commission Meeting Minutes

5.      Approval of May 4, 2023 Agenda

6.      Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

7.      Enforcement Report, April 2023 – Major Edward Skena, Enforcement Division

8.      Consider Adoption of Conditionally Approved Amendments and Final Approval of Notice of Intent for Rule Changes in Wild Quadrupeds and Wild Birds Rules and Regulations, Including General and WMA Hunting Rules and Regulations, General and WMA Turkey Hunting Regulations, Resident Game Hunting Season Date Adjustments for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 and Migratory Bird Season Adjustments for 2023-2024 – Tommy Tuma, Biologist Director

9.      Receive and Consider a Declaration of Emergency to Set the Opening Date for the 2023 Spring Shrimp Season in All Remaining Inshore Waters – Peyton Cagle, Marine Fisheries Biologist

10.  Receive a Summary of the Red Drum Public Opinion Surveys – Dr. Jack Isaacs, Economist

11.  Receive a Report on the 2023 Regular Legislative Session and Consider Taking a Position on Certain Legislative Instruments – Cole Garrett, General Counsel

12.  Receive Public Comments

13.  Adjournment

A live audio/video broadcast of this meeting will be available via Zoom. To view via webinar, register at: https://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OyAF3dx4TVSHcbMrjjVu-g